ABOUT US


Discover and book the best venue for your next event with Venuescape.

Here at Venuescape, we make your venue sourcing experience exciting while providing you with a myriad of event spaces to choose from. Discover and book hidden gems, unique spaces as well as unconventional venues with Venuescape. If you prefer us to suggest a venue for you, get in touch with us today for a free consultation.

For hassle free event planning, we also offer a full range of event management services which will be tailor made to meet your specific needs. We believe in working together with you for your event to ensure excellent execution. After all, no one knows your event better than you do. And we would like to believe, no one knows event planning as well as we do! Together, we can create the best event possible.

Managing Director - Dr Rajiv Bhanot

A Medical Practitioner by profession, Dr Rajiv moved on to pursue the path of social entrepreneurship after having spent some years working at a government hospital. Over a 5 year period, he has helped build up a few different startup companies – converting them into high-growth, sustainable businesses.
He is currently the Managing Director of a technology based company that works on providing a cutting edge solution that he believes will eventually be able to end water poverty and is the co- founder and CEO of Face Factors Clinic - a premier aesthetic and wellness clinic located in Kuala Lumpur.

Besides his involvement in the corporate sector, he is also very active in various NGO's and organizations namely as chairman of FORWARD – an NGO that works on tackling issues related to education as well as poverty faced by numerous Malaysian communities. He is also the Chairman of Maruma that is an organization that connects Malaysians who have studied or are looking at venturing into the Russian Federation.

As Dr Rajiv was planning his mother's 60th birthday sometime in 2015, he realised that there was  huge vacuum in the market for people in his position especially having spent hours of his time visiting potential venues much to his frustration. When the idea of having a platform to efficiently source venues, manage and plan out events was put forward to him, Dr Rajiv immediately jumped on board and Venuescape was born.

His simple philosophy in life is if you start doing something, do it with 100% commitment, always reach for the unreachable while always protect  the fun and joy that should come from doing it.

Strategic Development Director - Deborah Henry

Deborah is no stranger to the Malaysian and International fashion, entertainment and social scene. Having attended some of the finest, most fun and glamorous parties, and worked on big global productions, Deborah understands what it takes to plan and orchestrate successful events. A wholesome blend of East and West with Asian and Irish roots, Deborah spent much of her teenage years on a bullet train to stardom, journeying from Modelville to university, to beauty pageants, charities and the media forefront, becoming the woman she is today – Miss World & Universe Malaysia, model, TV host, actress, MC, humanitarian aide, and co-founder of her own non-profit, Fugee School.  This NGO is an education hub for refugee children, was founded in 2009 and continues to educate and empower displaced children in Malaysia. 

Digital Director - Amar Halim

Amar Halim got his start in the working world as a project manager at Kartel Records. Soon after, he took up a role at YZ International bringing in acts like Ne-Yo, Flo Rida, Missy Elliot and Colby O’Donis to Kuala Lumpur. A quick learner and hard worker, Amar moved seamlessly from strength to strength - rising through the ranks - to finally land himself at Gushcloud Malaysia, an influencer marketing agency, as the company’s CEO.

Passionate, persistent, and most importantly, a people’s person, Amar enjoys exploring new business opportunities, learning new things and travelling. 

Operations Director - Jonathan Anthony Koshy

Jonathan taps his background of sales and marketing in the hospitality industry where he began his career at Sutera Harbour in Sabah after which he spent seven years travelling the world with AirAsia. Knowing that he always wanted to venture into business, Jonathan decided to pursue his MBA as a way to move from the aviation industry into the marketing world. Jonathan is regularly involved in seeking new opportunities and is constantly looking for ways to ease and add value to people’s lives. After having spent some time working in the events line, he noticed that the events industry is one of the fastest growing industries which lacked technology. This pain point led to creating a localized platform providing a 360-degree digital marketing solution approach for venues to stand out, and for event planners who spend hours sourcing for the right venue. 

Jonathan has a qualification for business in the hospitality industry and undergone various trainings throughout his career. 

Content Director - Ravena Hundal

Raised by a family that advocates reading, Ravena developed a very close kinship with words from a young age. She is an imposing force to be reckoned with as she doesn’t shy away from hard work and constantly strives to push the boundaries to exceed her potential. Passionate, self-driven and committed to her craft, her ability to create and curate effective content strategies and digital marketing campaigns is driven by her endless quest for the new and innovative. 

Although she takes joy from allowing her creativity free reign to weave intricate words into tales, the same cannot be said of her ability, or lack thereof, to draw a discernible pigeon. Any free time she comes upon, she either occupies herself with the gamers disease or predictably spends catching up on reading the growing number of books she has accumulated over the years.

Events Director - Rajevan Anbalaghan

Rajevan has more than 10 years of diversified experience with increased leadership skills and abilities in marketing and communications. He is an individual with confidence, quick learning skills, and a quick thinker. He has persuasive interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail. His proven proficiency in marketing, promotion, problem description and solutions and the capability to administer working teams, makes him a very reliable individual. Rajevan also has a degree in architectural technology from Ryerson University, Canada, as well as a commercial pilot license from Canadian Flyers International, Canada.

Account Manager - Aaron Nason

Coming from a diverse background, Aaron has worked in the F&B industry, as a technical support and was also previously a cabin crew for Air Asia. This self-proclaimed hipster loves all things repurposed and junk shops where he can find cheap buys. He took up a position with Venuescape to further expand his skill set and experience in the events industry. 

Being an advocate for science and technology, Aaron pursued a degree in Bachelor of Multimedia during his undergraduate years at
Swinburne University of Technology. 

 

Content Writer - Natasha Lee

Taking the path less travelled, Natasha is a fresh graduate from Monash University who pursued a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Global) before landing herself as a content writer in Venuescape. This former student ambassador of Monash represented her university across the globe in England where she spent a year adapting to British culture and climate. Natasha is a social media junkie who is always on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Keeping herself up to date with the latest trends and gossips, she also remembers to enrich herself with the latest news and happenings around the globe with Daily Mail and Aljazeera being her two favorite news portals. 

Venue Consultant (Penang) - Gary George

Gary is a postgrad student who is on the verge of completing his Masters in Southeast Asian Studies. Having strong interpersonal skills, Gary has actively emceed since his high school days at St. John's Institution in Kuala Lumpur and continued thereafter at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (International Studies). Recently he hosted the Asia Media Summit 2015 and also the 23rd APHM Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Having a strong passion for the English language, Gary used to teach Korean kids and adults at a language academy in Ampang. He represented UNIMAS in inter-varsity public speaking competitions and was also crowned as Champions of Yayasan Sarawak World Style English Debate Challenge Trophy in 2006. Gary has formerly worked with Starbucks, Sime Darby Property and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Malaysia before joining the Venuescape team. 



 

Content Writer (Penang) - Denise Fong

Born in a small town of Alor Star and raised in Penang, Denise is a final-year Mass Communication student and a social media enthusiast. Her interest in writing and content creation has inspired her to start her own blog. Besides her strong interest in writing, Denise enjoys scouting for new and hidden cafes in Penang as well as singing. Being an islander, she naturally loves the sun, sand and sea. While her passion for writing and singing are uncanny, she often challenges herself and may come across as a slightly opinionated individual in the process.

Managing Director - Dr Rajiv Bhanot

A Medical Practitioner by profession, Dr Rajiv moved on to pursue the path of social entrepreneurship after having spent some years working at a government hospital. Over a 5 year period, he has helped build up a few different startup companies – converting them into high-growth, sustainable businesses.
He is currently the Managing Director of a technology based company that works on providing a cutting edge solution that he believes will eventually be able to end water poverty and is the co- founder and CEO of Face Factors Clinic - a premier aesthetic and wellness clinic located in Kuala Lumpur.

Besides his involvement in the corporate sector, he is also very active in various NGO's and organizations namely as chairman of FORWARD – an NGO that works on tackling issues related to education as well as poverty faced by numerous Malaysian communities. He is also the Chairman of Maruma that is an organization that connects Malaysians who have studied or are looking at venturing into the Russian Federation.

As Dr Rajiv was planning his mother's 60th birthday sometime in 2015, he realised that there was  huge vacuum in the market for people in his position especially having spent hours of his time visiting potential venues much to his frustration. When the idea of having a platform to efficiently source venues, manage and plan out events was put forward to him, Dr Rajiv immediately jumped on board and Venuescape was born.

His simple philosophy in life is if you start doing something, do it with 100% commitment, always reach for the unreachable while always protect  the fun and joy that should come from doing it.



Strategic Development Director - Deborah Henry

Deborah is no stranger to the Malaysian and International fashion, entertainment and social scene. Having attended some of the finest, most fun and glamorous parties, and worked on big global productions, Deborah understands what it takes to plan and orchestrate successful events. A wholesome blend of East and West with Asian and Irish roots, Deborah spent much of her teenage years on a bullet train to stardom, journeying from Modelville to university, to beauty pageants, charities and the media forefront, becoming the woman she is today – Miss World & Universe Malaysia, model, TV host, actress, MC, humanitarian aide, and co-founder of her own non-profit, Fugee School.  This NGO is an education hub for refugee children, was founded in 2009 and continues to educate and empower displaced children in Malaysia. 



Digital Director - Amar Halim

Amar Halim got his start in the working world as a project manager at Kartel Records. Soon after, he took up a role at YZ International bringing in acts like Ne-Yo, Flo Rida, Missy Elliot and Colby O’Donis to Kuala Lumpur. A quick learner and hard worker, Amar moved seamlessly from strength to strength - rising through the ranks - to finally land himself at Gushcloud Malaysia, an influencer marketing agency, as the company’s CEO.

Passionate, persistent, and most importantly, a people’s person, Amar enjoys exploring new business opportunities, learning new things and travelling. 



Operations Director - Jonathan Anthony Koshy

Jonathan taps his background of sales and marketing in the hospitality industry where he began his career at Sutera Harbour in Sabah after which he spent seven years travelling the world with AirAsia. Knowing that he always wanted to venture into business, Jonathan decided to pursue his MBA as a way to move from the aviation industry into the marketing world. Jonathan is regularly involved in seeking new opportunities and is constantly looking for ways to ease and add value to people’s lives. After having spent some time working in the events line, he noticed that the events industry is one of the fastest growing industries which lacked technology. This pain point led to creating a localized platform providing a 360-degree digital marketing solution approach for venues to stand out, and for event planners who spend hours sourcing for the right venue. 

Jonathan has a qualification for business in the hospitality industry and undergone various trainings throughout his career. 



Content Director - Ravena Hundal

Raised by a family that advocates reading, Ravena developed a very close kinship with words from a young age. She is an imposing force to be reckoned with as she doesn’t shy away from hard work and constantly strives to push the boundaries to exceed her potential. Passionate, self-driven and committed to her craft, her ability to create and curate effective content strategies and digital marketing campaigns is driven by her endless quest for the new and innovative. 

Although she takes joy from allowing her creativity free reign to weave intricate words into tales, the same cannot be said of her ability, or lack thereof, to draw a discernible pigeon. Any free time she comes upon, she either occupies herself with the gamers disease or predictably spends catching up on reading the growing number of books she has accumulated over the years.



Events Director - Rajevan Anbalaghan

Rajevan has more than 10 years of diversified experience with increased leadership skills and abilities in marketing and communications. He is an individual with confidence, quick learning skills, and a quick thinker. He has persuasive interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail. His proven proficiency in marketing, promotion, problem description and solutions and the capability to administer working teams, makes him a very reliable individual. Rajevan also has a degree in architectural technology from Ryerson University, Canada, as well as a commercial pilot license from Canadian Flyers International, Canada.



Account Manager - Aaron Nason

Coming from a diverse background, Aaron has worked in the F&B industry, as a technical support and was also previously a cabin crew for Air Asia. This self-proclaimed hipster loves all things repurposed and junk shops where he can find cheap buys. He took up a position with Venuescape to further expand his skill set and experience in the events industry. 

Being an advocate for science and technology, Aaron pursued a degree in Bachelor of Multimedia during his undergraduate years at
Swinburne University of Technology. 

 



Content Writer - Natasha Lee

Taking the path less travelled, Natasha is a fresh graduate from Monash University who pursued a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Global) before landing herself as a content writer in Venuescape. This former student ambassador of Monash represented her university across the globe in England where she spent a year adapting to British culture and climate. Natasha is a social media junkie who is always on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Keeping herself up to date with the latest trends and gossips, she also remembers to enrich herself with the latest news and happenings around the globe with Daily Mail and Aljazeera being her two favorite news portals. 



Venue Consultant (Penang) - Gary George

Gary is a postgrad student who is on the verge of completing his Masters in Southeast Asian Studies. Having strong interpersonal skills, Gary has actively emceed since his high school days at St. John's Institution in Kuala Lumpur and continued thereafter at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (International Studies). Recently he hosted the Asia Media Summit 2015 and also the 23rd APHM Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Having a strong passion for the English language, Gary used to teach Korean kids and adults at a language academy in Ampang. He represented UNIMAS in inter-varsity public speaking competitions and was also crowned as Champions of Yayasan Sarawak World Style English Debate Challenge Trophy in 2006. Gary has formerly worked with Starbucks, Sime Darby Property and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Malaysia before joining the Venuescape team. 



 



Content Writer (Penang) - Denise Fong

Born in a small town of Alor Star and raised in Penang, Denise is a final-year Mass Communication student and a social media enthusiast. Her interest in writing and content creation has inspired her to start her own blog. Besides her strong interest in writing, Denise enjoys scouting for new and hidden cafes in Penang as well as singing. Being an islander, she naturally loves the sun, sand and sea. While her passion for writing and singing are uncanny, she often challenges herself and may come across as a slightly opinionated individual in the process.